Pardon the highly unprofessional title, but I feel we must pay homage to an informal fork of the evolution of human commnunication. On December 3, 1992, the first text message was sent, marking the beginning of an era of a form of communication many in the current generation grew up intrinsically using.
However, the pioneer of the technology is a very reserved man. According to the BBC, a newspaper investigation had to be conducted to finally identify Matti Makkonen as the “father of SMS”, or Short Messaging Service. He is known to dislike the title because of the efforts his peers put into developing the technology, and so was later given the informal title of “reluctant father of SMS”.
The BBC managed to convince Makkonen for an interview for the 20th anniversary of SMS after Makkonen found the BBC’s suggestion of an interview via SMS to be “interesting”. It makes for an interesting read, especially for those who grew up using the service, but never really knew the history behind it. Head on to the source link below to read the full interview.